3M Food Safety, a subdivision of the Healthcare segment of
), recently announced that it has launched a new pathogen
detection technology known as '3M Petrifilm Salmonella
The new technology is specifically designed to focus on the
detection of Salmonella, a group of bacteria that causes
food-borne illness. The system can both detect and confirm the
presence of Salmonella in food process environmental samples and
even in rich foods like dairy, fruits and vegetables, raw meat,
seafood and pet food.
The new technology is more advanced than the traditional agar
methods and is available in ready-to-use samples. In addition,
the new system contains a Confirmation Disk which confirms the
presence of presumptive positive Salmonella colonies on the plate
in only 4 hours and the end results are available in 44 hours.
The 3M Petrifilm Salmonella Plates are likely to revolutionize
the U.S. food processing industry with this all-in-one method
which provides more uniform results at a speed two times faster
than the traditional agar methods. At present around 90% of the
top 100 U.S. food processing companies are using the existing 3M
Petrifilm Plates and rely on its results for food safety. AOAC
Research Institute has also accredited 3M's new technology with a
Performance Tested Method (PTM) validation.
Together with its subsidiaries, 3M operates as a diversified
technology company with manufacturing operations across 70
countries worldwide. The company aims to deliver innovative
security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, thus
maintaining the security of people and documents.
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